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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2017

Data breach activity continued to soar in 2017, with the number of breaches jumping more than 10 percent to 1,202. Here are the 10 biggest breaches of this year.

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2. Uber

Uber disclosed in November that hackers had stolen information from up to 57 million rider and driver accounts last year in a massive data breach. The company paid the thieves $100,000 in October 2016 to delete the data and keep quiet about the breach, according to a Bloomberg News report.

The rider and driver information stolen by hackers included phone numbers, email addresses and names from a third-party server, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshani. The deal in which Uber paid the data thieves was arranged by former Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, who Khosrowshani said was fired.

The deal had been arranged under the watch of former CEO Travis Kalanick, who left the company in August.

The incident did not breach Uber's corporate systems or infrastructure, according to Khosrowshani. He additionally said that Uber has not seen any indication that rider and driver trip location history, credit card numbers or Social Security numbers were downloaded.

 
 
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